March 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Samantha Spratt




Event Outline:

Join us for an overview of inbound and outbound transportation modes in South Carolina and the Netherlands, a gateway to Europe.

From new capital investments and expansions to job creation, South Carolina and the Netherlands are consistently recognized for their successes with international business. From 2011 – 2019, foreign-based firms invested nearly $18 billion, creating 44,000 new jobs in South Carolina. Across the pond, The Netherlands is the nineth-largest recipient of foreign investment in the world. Efficient trade and transportation networks are at the root of their successes.  

Our guest speakers will discuss different transport options on both sides of the Atlantic and explore how international companies can better exploit air, road, and water transportation infrastructure to optimize their businesses and improve their bottom line.

Learn more about the newest transportation industry trends and their impact on bi-lateral trade. Geared towards helping manufacturers better exploit transportation networks.

Presented by:

European American Chamber of Commerce-Carolinas, in partnership with the European American Chamber of Commerce-Netherlands, Upstate SC Alliance, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Holland International Distribution Council, and South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.

Target audience:

European companies currently doing business or interested in doing business in South Carolina, US companies interested in expanding into Europe, and all companies selling their products into the EU.


Barbara L Melvin, Chief Operating Officer – South Carolina Ports Authority

Taylor Jackson, Director of SC Logistics – South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

Jelle de Rooij, Sr Manager Supply Chain Solutions – Holland International Distribution Council

Winnie Wener, Business Manager Shippers & Forwarders – Port of Rotterdam


Presentation/Panel Discussion

Online Program – Via ZOOM